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Graet place friendly service a real delight
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... s favourite holiday haven. There is a large market here ..lots of shops ...but after yesterday's huge walkabout ...am just going to take it easy today ...but there will be more pics - because that's what I do!!! Which reminds me ...yesterday's pics didn't include my successful shopping acquisition ...the penultimate "NZ souvenir" (my version) - the wonderful dish rag!!...for some reason the ugly little things work really well!!...I'll add pic ...
... road to Auckland was in the opposite direction.
In Auckland I spent the evening in a hot tub with translating some rural Irish guys English for some Germans.
I'm having trouble finding computers, or the time to use them and the computers I do find don't seem to recognise external devices so I may not be able to upload pictures for a while. Someone on my bus has offered to lend me their laptop so I may start doing that and using wifi to upload more regularly.
After a late breakfast we took the shuttle bus into Paihia and sat by the beach writing postcards and reading. Thirsty work so time for a beer at the Alongside Bar. A nice 30 minute stroll back to the hotel before a dip in the Spa. It's a tough job but we gave it our best shot! This evening we went on Darryl's River Dinner Cruise to the Haruru ...
... jumped on bus number one and headed out. Dave our driver gave a good commentary and we saw fantastic views of the Bay of Islands and our ship at anchor still looking huge in the middle of the bay.
Our first stop was the Kawiti glow worm caves. These caves were discovered by the Kawiti family about 300 years ago. They had already settled and were farming the land. Their sweet potatoes kept disappearing and one day they saw ...
... with them, it was nice!! Turns out they are doing pretty much the same trip down the coast as me! Although they are going to be in Byron bay for Christmas which was my original plan! But hopefully if all goes well il be able to meet them for New Year's Eve!! we went for a wonder in afternoon and sorted our trips out, was a bit stressful but looking forward to sunbathing ...